Clinical Experience

Sequence of clinical placements:



Year One


Older Adult

Year Two

Learning Disabilities

Child & Family

Year Three

Specialist 1

Specialist 2

Local NHS clinical psychology services offer a particularly rich variety of specialist placements, and trainees are encouraged to gain experience within the various specialised facilities on Merseyside such as Ashworth High Secure Hospital, the Windsor Clinic (Addictions), and the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, as well as the expertise of individual practitioners in other areas including family therapy, paediatric liaison, brain injury rehabilitation, spinal injury, and eating disorders.  Trainees also have the option to undertake one, twelve month specialist placement in Year Three.  Combining the fourth and fifth placement into a 12-month core and specialist child and family placement may also be possible in a small number of cases.